Cambridge Women's Center
The Cambridge Women's Center is a community-based supportive space open daytime to all for whom “woman” is a meaningful identifier or lived experience. They offer access to a community kitchen and pantry; material support including survival supplies, toiletries, T-passes, and more; a clothing donation area; computers with 1:1 volunteer support; a resource database with information on health, legal, housing, and other services; a lending library; and common spaces for relaxation and conversation.
With a small staff team, volunteers carry out the many tasks that keep the Center operating. Volunteers help with referrals, applications, emotional support, material assistance, and childcare in the drop-in center, lead groups, plan events, and handle administrative tasks.
Volunteer activities have included:
Offering emotional support and conversation to program participants
Coordinating food deliveries/home cooking
Offering resources and referrals to program participants
Maintaining a clean and welcoming space
Running a group/workshop (e.g. yoga, a craft, mindfulness, self-care, etc.)
Creating a fundraiser or supply drive
Organizing material donations
Supporting staff with IT needs, data entry, and other remote administrative tasks
46 Pleasant Street, Cambridge, MA 02139